kentucky, idaho, nevada, all over this country, oregon, all the senators on the floor, even wyoming who doesn't pay much in the way of taxes. we could do that, mr. president. it would effectively raise taxes on every american family, and businesses would also suffer this. increasing the cost of everything from groceries to the mortgage. and so i urge my republican friends to join me to move forward with the only compromise plan that's left. in fact, the only option left at all to save this country from default. mr. mcconnl: mr. president. the presiding officer: the republican leader. mr. mcconnell: mr. president, there nobody in the senate i respect and admire more than my counterpart, the democratic leader, but we have been subjected last night and again just a few momts ago, i would say to my colleagues from wyoming and idaho, to some orwellian discussion about what is a filibuster.